ROME – The second-tier Italian soccer team Bari will be penalized one point next season for match-fixing.
The Serie B club also will pay a $32,000 fine under the deal made with the Italian Football Federation's disciplinary committee Thursday for fixing two matches — Bari-Treviso in May 2008 and Salernitana-Bari in May 2009. Several former Bari players also reached plea bargains.
Ex-Juventus assistant coach and Bari player Cristian Stellini received a six-month ban to be added to a previous suspension from last year. Stellini resigned from Antonio Conte's staff at Juventus a year ago after his involvement in the scandal emerged.
The charges included fixing and failing to report fixing.